Resolution Bay in Tanna Island Surveyed by Capt. Sir E. Belcher. Sea Chart. Capt Sir Edward Belcher.

Resolution Bay in Tanna Island Surveyed by Capt. Sir E. Belcher. Sea Chart.

London: Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, J. & C. Walker, September 16th 1843. Engraved linen backed sea chart, showing Resolution Bay, located in current day Vanuatu (New Hebrides); the bay was named by Captain James Cook in 1774 (who also named the islands the New Hebrides), after his ship the H.M.S. Resolution. In 1840 Belcher was surveying for the British government at the time he made this chart, but was diverted to take part in the first Opium War. During the war he made the first British survey of Hong Kong Harbor. With soundings and coral marked. Also indicated are Point Carteret, Point Resolution, Missionary House, Huts, and Watering Place Hot Spring. Mounted on white linen with green silk borders at 3 sides & green tie, for rolling and closing the map. With the Hydrographic emblem and price. Chart Number 1508 at lower right corner; sold by R. B. Bate Agent for the Admiralty Charts, 11 Poultry. 11 1/4 x 10 1/4". Some spotting at top and bottom margins, the green silk borders a bit rubbed. Very good overall. Item #17137

Price: $450.00

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